How to make it

  • To make the Rote Grütze:
  • Puree the strawberries.
  • Pour strawberries, as well as any juices that accumulate from thawing the fruit, into a measuring cup. Add enough grape/cranberry juice to total 2 cups.
  • Pour mixture into a non-aluminum saucepan. Add an additional 2 C juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Whisk until cornstarch dissolves.
  • While whisking, bring mixture to boil over medium heat. Add red wine, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and bring to boil again for 2 minutes. The syrup should be thick.
  • Stir in raspberries and cherries. Heat through.
  • Remove the pot from stove, cool to room temperature, and chill overnight.
  • To make the custard:
  • Whisk cornstarch, sugar, and salt together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Add milk and eggs and whisk until lumps disappear.
  • Heat over medium heat, whisking, until the custard thickens. To test whether the custard is thick enough, dip a wooden spoon into the mixture and run your finger through the coating. When the custard is thick enough, the trail will not close back up.
  • Take the custard off heat. Whisk in butter, vanilla, and nutmeg. Cool with a plastic sheet pressed to the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
  • To serve:
  • Spoon Rote Grütze into the bottom of a small dessert bowl or wineglass. Top with an equal amount of vanilla custard.

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  • Hebbs 8 years ago
    Wow... so glad to finally find this recipe..... My husbands mother use to make this and she provided me with a recipe that didn't have amounts so it would have been a fluck if I made it taste like it is suppose to. Can't wait to make this and surprise my husband. YUMMMMMMMMY Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
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    merlin ate it and said...
    Not that I would do that. Just saying.
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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    Wow. This is great. I think that sauce would even be OK on Jello Custard.
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  • kismet 10 years ago
    What a lovely combination,Should I be jealious now or laterly ,I bet there are parts of Switzerland,that is just breathtaking.Thanks for the recipe
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  • jo_jo_ba 11 years ago
    This looks amazingly awesome! The souce would be great over angel food cake, I bet!
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    This is right up my alley. Will be making this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
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  • unswissmiss 11 years ago
    Rote Grütze is supposed to incorporate whatever red fruits are available. Currants are common here, and blueberries and blackberries are sometimes thrown in too.
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